The Norden Fund, offered by the Architectural League of New York, annually awards students and recent graduates up to $5,000 in travel/study grants to pursue projects in the field of architecture, architectural history, or urban studies.
Past awarded projects include Re Reading Ornament: Textures in Islamic Spain, Alternative Modernity: Spatial Discourse in Architectural Paper Projects in Iran 1960-1978, and Connective Spaces and Social Capital in Medellin
The competitive grant is only available for those students residing in Canada, Mexico or the U.S. The 2011 deadline is April 18th. You can find more application details on the Norden Fund webpage